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Stephen Brigdale

Stephen Brigdale

Senior Lecturer

School of Art, Design and Fashion

023 8201 6311 ext. 6311 Room no. JM036

Biography

Stephen Brigdale is senior lecturer in photography and visual arts at Solent University. He is an artist and teacher working in the fields of photographic and moving image production. Stephen Brigdale’s current research projects are linked to place and critical interventions. Working with writers, scientists, curators and other specialist collaborators, including Canon UK, several maritime based projects are in production or have been shown including Landfalls: The Titanic and Place, 2012 curated by Peter Bonnell with commissioned essays by Professor Brandon Taylor and Peter Jones.

MAST is scheduled for exhibition in 2014-15 and explores the politics of time and navigation in the North Atlantic.

Teaching projects include both research and workgroup outputs through commissioned public arts projects, public gallery installations, book publishing and professional talks. He is also responsible for the schools’ Erasmus programme, and leads specialist international arts trips, studio visits and institutional collaborations. As third year tutor on the BA (Hons) Photography course, aspects of independent studio and academic practice are organised, taught and facilitated with school and visiting staff.

Stephen Brigdale has been a part of photography and visual arts education in the UK for 20 years and has also worked as a studio photographer for design and advertising agencies. Graduating with a BA in Fine Art from Exeter College of Art and Design in 1986 he has MAs in Photography from De Montfort University and Social Anthropology from SOAS, University of London.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Recent publications

    'Landfalls: The Titanic and Place', (2012) curated by Peter Bonnell with commissioned essays by Professor Brandon Taylor and Peter Jones.
  2. Research interests

    Stephen Brigdale’s current research projects are linked to place and critical interventions. Working with writers, scientists, curators and other specialist collaborators, several maritime based projects are in production or have been shown.

    Stephen Brigdale’s current research projects are linked to place and critical interventions. Working with writers, scientists, curators and other specialist collaborators, several maritime based projects are in production or have been shown.

    In 2005 he co-directed an international symposium entitled; 'Cultural Translations 1' with Bernadette Buckley (John Hansard Gallery), funded by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Japan Foundation. It brought together artists from Japan and Europe exhibiting in 'Counter Photography - Japan's Artists Today' and included key Japanese artists; Shimabuku, Tomoko Yeneda and Tomoaki Ishihara; cultural theorists Sarat Maharaj, Dolores Martinez and Joy Hendry; and writers and curators Jonathan Watkins, Yuri Mitsuda and Catherine Atherton, speaking about their ideas in relation to cultural paradigm shifts. This event was held at the University and co-organised with Bridget Cusack (Millais Gallery).

    His research initiatives aim to explore interdisciplinary and convergent contexts in contemporary visual arts, culture and education.

  3. Industry experience

    Stephen has extensive experience of work as a studio photographer for design and advertising agencies.
  4. Work in progress

    MAST is scheduled for exhibition in 2014-15 and explores the politics of time and navigation in the North Atlantic.